Julia Horne and Geoffrey Sherington: Sydney; and Alan Barcan: From New Left to Factional Left

Julia Horne and Geoffrey Sherington: Sydney; and Alan Barcan: From New Left to Factional Left

Sydney: The Making of a Public University

by Julia Horne and Geoffrey Sherington

Miegunyah Press, $40 hb, 365 pp, 9780522861211

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From New Left to Factional Left: Fifty Years of Student Activism at Sydney University

by Alan Barcan

Australian Scholarly Publishing, $44 hb, 254 pp, 9781921509889

When I became an adjunct professor at the University of Sydney in 2004, I knew nothing of its history, and little of the ideological battles that had taken place there. These two books provide a rich narrative of both, and made me appreciate the privilege I have, even as a marginal player, in belonging to such a significant institution.

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Richard Broinowski

Richard Broinowski

Richard Broinowski is an Adjunct Professor in Media and Communications at the University of Sydney. He was an Australian diplomat in Asia, the Middle East, and Central America.

 

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